Sunday, September 9, 2018

Friends, Family and a Birthday Celebration

We are here in WashPA for a month longer than normal and it still seems like we are having a hard time getting everything done. 
As I said in an earlier post the weather has been crazy, but without heavy rain or overly hot temperatures. As you can see, we had a very heavy rain day that turned the Interstate construction zone into a stream. Fortunately, it passed quickly so there was little local flooding. There was also a big change in temperatures this week with a string of days with 90+ degrees. The first few days of September are the hottest on record for Pittsburgh. 
One of the things we miss the most about being on the road is getting together with our old euchre club. Mike and Sherri had everyone over for an evening of food, fun and cards. The nice thing is we are all retired so we played on a Tuesday. Here are Di, Nanc, Mike and Sherri. 
This was the first time we played since Tom passed away so although we had a nice evening, it was a sad one as well. Here are Mary Lou, Jim, Georgie and Tim. I'm not happy to report that Mike and I finished in the last two places, well out of the money.
While the ladies got together on Thursday, Mike and I went to lunch at Shorty's for great hot dogs before heading to Cross Creek Lake for some fishing. The fishing was so slow Mike had a chance to make friends with this butterfly.
He did catch a couple bass and this very big bluegill. Nice catch.
On another evening we got together with Darren and Heather.  Nanc and Heather worked together at Crown Castle. We had a great time catching up. 
We did a day trip to Carlisle to celebrate Denise's dad Charlie's 80th birthday. He is a big race fan and used to have a race car, so the cake theme was right on.
Denise, Charlie and Rick are ready to celebrate.
Samantha and Pedro also went with us for the party.
Everyone had a party hat for the party. We all agreed that Charlie looked like rock legend Elton John with his birthday hat and glasses.
Many family and friends joined in to make it a great day for Charlie. A fun time was had by all.
Charlie and his seven surviving siblings.
They came from a family of fourteen. When the movie Cheaper by the Dozen came out in 1950, the whole family got to go to the movie in a couple limos. Very neat! We had a great time celebrating Charlie's 80th and seeing some of his family we had not seen in a while.

When I started writing this post the weather was very hot and there had been a couple heavy rains. Wow, how it has changed! This weekend's forecast is for highs in the 60's with lows in the 50's. Even worse, the remnants of Hurricane Gordon are expected to drop 3 to 5 inches of rain over a couple days, so flash flood warnings are in the forecast.


Doing It On the Road(Part II) said...

60's and low 70's here, supposed to frost again tomorrow night. Wont' be long before we head south. Safe travels.

Palamine said...

Friends are so important.